HCB’s small office-based team continue where possible to undertake work from our main office, as allowed by our regularly reviewed internal risk assessment and the provision of appropriate PPE. Whether in the office or remaining at home all staff continue to follow advice to prevent the spread of Covid-19 including frequent hand washing and self-isolating within the home should they show any symptoms of the virus.
We are mindful of the Government’s necessary changes to lockdown restrictions and we are aware that the current infection rates in various areas of the country can require changes in practice at short notice. Having reviewed the available guidance and completed all necessary steps we are able to share this update. HCB Initial assessments will continue to be telephone/virtual in the first instance and this will remain the case until such a time as general loosening of restrictions on all non-essential contact has occurred. If following this assessment or during initial discussion with the client or person being assessed, it becomes clear that an assessment in person is justified the following steps have been agreed: